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Fighting Irish visit Providence Friars in college basketball clash

Notre Dame Fighting IrishProvidence Friars
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Providence Friars Odds

21-5TEAM RECORD14-13

Notre Dame pays a visit to Providence on Wednesday, hoping to send the Friars to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Dunkin Donuts Center.

The Friars sport records of 14-13 and 9-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Fighting Irish have 21-5 and 12-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-7 for the Friars and 10-10-1 for the Fighting Irish.

View Notre Dame vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Friars as 4-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Friars at No. 66 and the Fighting Irish at No. 41 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-76 result in favor of the Fighting Irish.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Providence's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 76.7 PPG, against a Fighting Irish defense that ranks No. 83 at 64.8 PPG. The Friars field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Fighting Irish marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 37-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.4 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 53 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 72-58 loser as they battled West Virginia on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. Notre Dame got 19 points from Ben Hansbrough but lost anyway, 72-58, to West Virginia on Saturday at WVU Colliseum.

Last time out for Providence, they were a 93-81 loser as they battled Cincinnati at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Providence got 27 points from Marshon Brooks on the way to a 93-81 loss against Cincinnati on Saturday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Seton Hall are 9-1
After playing West Virginia are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Marquette are 4-4
After playing Cincinnati are 3-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Fighting Irish at Friars trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Providence
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Notre Dame's last 13 games on the road
Notre Dame is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Providence's last 5 games when playing Notre Dame
Providence is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
Providence is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Notre Dame
Providence is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Notre Dame home to Seton Hall, Saturday, February 26
Providence at Marquette, Sunday, February 27